Thursday, January 10, 2013

Inflatable "Zorb" ball kills rider by tumbling over cliff

MOSCOW, January 8 (R-Sport) - An extreme sports enthusiast died and another was seriously injured when an inflatable ball they were in rolled down a snowy mountain and plunged off a cliff in southern Russia, authorities said Tuesday.

Cat and Mouse: Hacker taunts police with clue attached to cat

Japanese authorities recovered a memory card hidden on the collar of a cat on an island near Tokyo on January 5, the latest development in a wild goose chase orchestrated by a hacker thought to be responsible for a series of terrorist threats sent remotely from computers across the country last year.

Man tracks down stolen iPhone and fights thief
SAN DIEGO - A dramatic video showing a fight over an iPhone is starting to go viral.

It all started on Dec. 30, when Kenneth Schmidgall lost his iPhone. He said he kept calling it, but no one would answer. His friend Greg Torkelson wanted to help.

"We just wanted the phone back," Torkelson said. "Some of it was a little bit of adrenaline… you know, it was the chase of trying to get the guy."

As a local freelance photographer, Torkelson is often following chases like that. This time, he was in the thick of it.

The two used the Find My iPhone app to track the signal and spent hours working on it until they pinpointed one person riding a bicycle.